Contact Information

The Secretary
Family History Centre
9 Glasgow Street
Dumfries
DG2 9AF
Scotland

01387 248093

GENERAL NOTICES TO MEMBERS

PLEASE NOTE
All November Newsletters have now been mailed out from Dumfries.
UK members will have received their copies by now,
Members overseas in USA, Canada, Austrailia and New Zealand have all recived a bulk mailing.
You will receive your Newsletters from your local agents who will mail them on to you.
R03;All other overseas members should have received their Newsletters by airmail.
R03;Any member who has not received their Novembere Newsletter
please e-mail us at researchcentre38@btinternet.com.

Members wishing to RENEW their membership please do so before the end of January 2017.
Early renewal allows your Membership Secretary time to update their records.
That ensures your March issue is sent on time.

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FESTIVE SEASON HOLIDAY

We are closed from Saturday 17th December ~~ We reopen Tuesday 10th January 2017.

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ALL PLEASE NOTE: 
THE PRICE DISCOUNT VOUCHERS SCHEME
IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL.
The Scotlandspeople franchise changed in October. 
Since then the cedits voucher system is no longer on offer.

DGFHS IS NO LONGER ABLE TO OBTAIN ANY MORE VOUCHERS.
PREVIOUSLY WE WERE ABLE TO PLACE BULK ORDERS THROUGH SAFHS.
THAT OPTION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO US THEREFORE WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ORDERS.

SEE THE SCOTLANDSPEOPLE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF ALL THE OTHER CHANGES

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Hello Visitor   --   WELCOME to Our Website

Note:  If you are a potential Overseas visitor to our Centre in Dumfries with a small window for your visit,
please contact us in good time about your preferred session and we will endeavour to make sure that the Centre is open for you.    This you can do via: mbrs-sec-os@dgfhs.org.uk

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All About Us - Who we are and what we do.

Summer Openings are Tuesday and Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm.  Friday and Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm and Wednesday 12.30pm - 3.30pm.

Winter Openings are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Friday & Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Summer Opening Hours start on Tuesday 29th March 2016.

Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society covers the three counties of South West Scotland - Dumfriesshire, The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and Wigtownshire. We are a self-help group, established in 1987, run by volunteers, whose aim is to promote the study of family history. We do not contract to do research for others: we simply act as facilitators for researchers visiting our area who are doing their own research.

Currently we have around sixteen hundred members world-wide. Our Newsletters, published three times a year, offer members the chance to publish interests and queries, allowing other members to offer assistance. We have a well resourced Research Centre in Dumfries with a library, microfilm and microfiche of Old Parochial Registers, Census data, newspaper indexes and much more.

Most of our resources, but not all, are pre-1855 when statutory registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages was introduced in Scotland. The Research Centre is staffed by experienced volunteers who are usually able to offer advice on where to look next. We have free parking to the rear of the building and in the surrounding streets. We are just across the River Nith from Whitesands bus terminal and a fifteen minute walk from Dumfries railway station.

Research Centre Opening Times

Summer from April to October:
Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 am -- 4.00 pm
Wednesday 12.30 pm -- 3.30 pm
Friday and Saturday 10.00 am -- 1.00 pm

Winter from November to March:
Tues, Friday and Saturday 10.00 am -- 1.00 pm
Wednesday and Thursday 12.30 pm -- 3.30 pm
CLOSED Sundays and Mondays and around Xmas

The above openings are dependent on the availability of volunteers.
Occasionally, especially at peak holiday times, we may have to close.
Visitors coming a distance should phone the previous day to check.
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URGENT NOTICE TO LOCAL MEMBERS --  Can You Help?
We are finding it increasingly difficult during holiday periods to fully staff the Research Centre.
Unless we can recruit more duty volunteers for the Centre from among our local membership we will have no option but reduce our opening hours.